Social Media Platform Greenfly Raises $8.5 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Greenfly, a developer of a social media engagement program, raised an $8.5 million Series B round led by Alpha Edison

How Facebook Videos Can Boost Your Social Media Campaign


We think a good place to start with this topic is on the subject of social media. Social media is popular. Using video for social media marketing is a powerful tool for building your brand and reaching your clients. Create for Social.

Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been online for nearly 30 years (yes, there was CompuServe and Prodigy before the www), blogging for 10 and using social media tools since the earliest days. Snapchat is biggest innovation in media right now and the biggest innovator in product design from a user perspective.

LiveXLive's Slacker Launches Social Media Influencer Station


West Hollywood-based LiveXLive Media , the parent company of Slacker Radio , said today that Heard Well , a record label which is "powered by social tastemakers", will launch a new station on its platform. The new station will be hosted by "social influencers" and focus on spotlighting emerging artists from the online creator comunity. livexlive slacker radio social media influencer record tastemaker station

The Convergence of Social Media & Traditional Radio

Eric Greenspan

What I mean by this is we do radio better by building it around the web, social media and traditional marketing strategies alongside, behind and wrapped around our radio shows. For one, we built a following by using Facebook and Twitter and other social networking sites.

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: Fake News Is Social Media's Fault


CEO Evan Spiegel blames social media --implying, indirectly, Facebook--for the phenomenon of "fake news", saying that personalized newsfeeds have revolutionized the way people share and consume content but at a "huge cost to facts, our minds and the entire media industry." Spiegl says Snapchat--unlike others--is working with media companies to make sure they can also profit off the content they produce for its Discover platform.

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

TechCrunch LA

Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

Fanattac Gets $1M, Tackles Social Media, Music


Hollywood-based Fanattac , a developer of an online, social media platform which looks to connect music fans and artists, has raised $1M in a funding round. fanattac social media music venture capital funding

Fan Appz Launch Social Media Marketing Product


Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. The firm said its Personalized Marketing Platform is aimed at brand, to help them turn their fans into customers. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. fanappz appz social media marketing software service

Social Media Faking It – Cheaper Than You May Think, But Still Not Worth It


How much will social media fame cost you in 2014? Social norming is powerful. If an article has numerous social shares (i.e., This reality encourages some high-profile individuals to manipulate their social media standing by acquiring fake followers.

GotCast Plans Spinoff Website For Social Media Contests


Santa Monica-based GotCast , the online casting site run by Alec Shankman, told its users today that it is gearing up to launch a new, spin-off website for its social media contest platform. gotcast casting talent hollywood content mediablastr social media newtorking Takes On Social Media Marketing


Los Angeles-based , a new startup headed by former founder Michael Glazer, launched itself Wednesday, saying it is providing a self-service platform to help business owners and marketers to create, launch, and analyze social media marketing campaigns and promotions. backatyou startup sodahead social media marketing technology tools

Social Media School - Beginners

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 28, 2012 -- Social Media School - Beginners. It's time to dive into the social media world. If you have been wondering about social media and how to get involved , this is the class for you. Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Google+ and other platforms are reviewed in this interactive class. Email

What You Could Learn from @John About Teens and Social Media

Both Sides of the Table

It was sort of an anti Secret or YikYak that become bullying platforms due to their anonymity and cruel crowd-enraged mob behavior. When most people think of John Shahidi two words come to mind. Bieber & Mayweather.

Publishing 2.0: Social Media’s Transformation of Publishing

Tech Zulu Event

This month, SMCLA and TechZulu are partnering to celebrate “United We Share, a month long celebration of 7th anniversary of the founding of the international Social Media Club and it’s amazing members. Social media has transformed the way books are marketed and sold.

Social Media 201

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 -- Social Media 201. Join us for an immersive journey into advanced social media and how it can help you personally and professionally. We teach you how to use advanced platforms such as IFTTT, Quora, and others to thrive personally and professionally. Email

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product


Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. The firm said its Personalized Marketing Platform is aimed at brand, to help them turn their fans into customers. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. service software marketing media social appz fanappz

Advanced Social Media School

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 -- Advanced Social Media School. It's time to take your social media knowledge to the next level. Attend class and learn about ifttt,, Quora, Rebel Mouse, Glossi, Dropbox, the Google Office Suite and other platforms and apps. This will make you more productive in your personal and professional lives. Email

Social Media School - Intermediate

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 -- Social Media School - Intermediate. Come and enjoy the second part of Social Media School. Take a deep dive in platforms such as, ifttt, quora, Facebook Insights, and others and learn how they can enhance your personal and professional life. Email

Social Media School -

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, May 31, 2012 -- Social Media School. It's time to stop wondering about the best ways to use Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Quora, Pinterest and other social platforms for personal and professional use. Come to Social Media School with Woodside Media Group and Fifty and Five and learn numerous best practices.

Social Media School

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 -- Social Media School. Social Media School is in session. We will teach you how to maximize Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader, Pinterest, Evernote, Tumblr and all emerging platforms in your personal and professional life. We will teach you how to manage the information through one platform and distribute it via the same channels. This is the beginners class.

BAT Launches Social Media Efforts With Celebrities


Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies , the new startup of Ryan and Chad Steelberg, said this morning that it has launched social media campaigns for three companies. Brand Affinity Technology runs a platform which matches celebrity endorsements with marketers. Financial details of the new social media campaign wins were not announced. BAT said that its platform allows advertisers to tap into online fan communities on such sites as Facebook and Twitter.

Concerns Keeping You From Social Media

Tech Coast Venture Network

While social media is a hot topic for individuals and businesses, you would be surprised to learn that some businesses and individuals are simply avoiding even checking it out. In a recent survey I conducted at couple of my BreakThrough Networking Training Sessions , results showed that there are 4 main concerns that are keeping EVERYONE from checking out social media or even considering tapping into it. #1 Every platform is has its unique selling proposition.

Social Media Brand Image Guidelines for New Businesses

Tech Zulu Event

For new businesses, social media marketing may seem a bit overwhelming. Here are four steps to help you get started building a great social media presence. Construct a social media style guide.

SheKnows Launches Social Media Feature


Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the women's media site run by Evolve Media, said this morning that it has launched a new social media, community features for the service. The company said its new SheKnows Connect social media platform connects into sites such as Facebook and other social networking services, allowing users to challenge their friends to "dares". sheknows evolve media content publishing

Enplug: Bringing Social Media To A Display Near You


How about if you could make those displays interactive and social? Culver City-based Enplug ( is looking to change those one way digital displays into social, interactive content. That means third party developers can create apps on top of our platform.

Silicon Beach Report May 31: Emagispace Raises $5+M, WME’s AI Deal, Pew’s Social Media Breakdown

L.A. Business Journal

Emagispace raises $5 million, WME strikes deal with AI-driven data platform, social media ranked by demographic

ShowUhow Links To Social Media Sites


San Diego-based ShowUhow , which develops video-based sales and product information for online retailers and manufacturers, said today that it has added a suite of social media integration features for the firm's offering. According to the firm, which is headed by Kim Folsom, its platform now allows manufacturers and retailers to upload video instruction guides to a company's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn pages.

Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

Tech Zulu Event

Since its inception into the mainstream fabric of people’s lives, social media and the concept of social networking has gone through a rather peculiar evolutionary transition. The capability for a social app to monetize is now the new standard – like it or not.

X1 Discovery Takes On Social Media Discovery


X1 Discovery said today that it has launched a new, electronic discovery software called X1 Social Discovery, which is specifically aimed at helping computer forensics professionals address social media content. Leveraging the technology of X1, X1 Discovery said it provides a platform to collect, authenticate, search, review, and produce electronically stored information from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

How The Promise Of Social Media Advertising Is Measuring Up For Adly


Four years ago, Los Angeles-based Adly ( launched to much fanfare as one of the first local startups to tie into the brand-new, Twitter micro messaging platform. We''re the leading social advertising platform that leverages celebrity relationships.

Effectiveness of Social Media

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, June 19, 2009 -- Three Brands Speak Out on the Effectiveness of Social Media. You've heard the buzz: it's all about social media. Twitter, Facebook, bookmarking, LinkedIn, social networks, microblogs and video. The implications of time and platform shifting are profound and lasting. Get your questions answered, come away with new tips and find out how you can integrate social media into your marketing program.

WhoSay Gets Funding To Connect Celebrities With Social Media


The firm, headed by Steve Ellis and which was co-founded by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), said it is looking to become the personal media management platform for celebrities and influencers. whosay social media celebrity creative artists agency talent venture capitalWhoSay , a New York-based startup with Los Angeles offices, said this morning that it has raised a funding round from Greylock Partners.

Social Media Marketing Dinner

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 25, 2009 -- Social Media Marketing Dinner. Well look at latest trends in social media, branded entertainment, audience tracking, interactive ads, integrated and cross-platform marketing and much more, backed up by video case studies. Join iHollywood Forum as we re-launch our popular monthly dinner series looking at whats next for the business of entertainment.

MAKE IT Monthly - Social Media for Emerging Brands: DIY Tips for Big Results

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -- MAKE IT Monthly - Social Media for Emerging Brands: DIY Tips for Big Results. New digital platforms enable emerging brands and products to gain awareness quickly and drive sales. You’ll leave with DIY skills, a practical resource guide, and new confidence about maximizing your social media potential. But navigating the landscape can be daunting.

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